tfp0 Jailbreak Exploit Achieved On iOS 13 Beta 2
Developers keep looking for potential exploits in the iOS platform in an attempt to work towards jailbreak. Today, Luca Todesco has teased a new tfp0 exploit for iOS 13 beta 2 which could mean a lot of things. As of now, we’re not sure what stage the developer is on or when might the next jailbreak be released. Nonetheless, we do have an update to the story.
Apple deployed the second developer beta of iOS 13, and a new teaser shared just this morning by security researcher and Yalu jailbreak developer Luca Todesco appears to show a working tfp0 exploit running on it:
The tweet from Todesco shows enough information to prove the existence of a tfp0-based exploit on the latest release. This exploit would essentially allow anyone with the necessary abilities and skills to read and write to the device’s kernel memory, which is really the total power that a jailbreaker would need over Apple’s system in order to pull together something potentially releasable to the public.
Tfp0 is a kernel task port that allows for arbitrary reads and writes to the device’s kernel memory, and this is particularly central to jailbreak development. As you might recall, the exploit that Ian Beer released that facilitated iOS 11-centric jailbreak development was of the tfp0 variety.
In addition to this, developer Luca Todesco will most probably not release further details to the tfp0 exploit to the general public. Moreover, do not expect the next jailbreak, potentially iOS, to be released anytime soon. This is due to the fact that iOS 13 itself is in the development stage and the builds are not quite stable.
Furthermore, we don’t expect that iOS 13 jailbreak will be released to the public before the firmware’s final build is released in September. If you were looking to upgrade to iOS 13 beta 2 in hopes that a potential jailbreak will be released, we would advise you to stick to your current iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak setup. Do not update to the latest build since Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.3.
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